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to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of this sort of secret memo coming about, was there anything in it that surprised you? >> yeah, a few things. number one, you know, this is the -- we're familiar with the sound of the administration speaking to us about these -- about this program. they have justified it in various different venues. but this is the sound of the administration speaking to itself. and when the administration speaks to itself, it gives itself even more power than i think than anybody thought. it sort of -- it is a hypothetical situation it describes. it keeps on describing an informed high level executive who can make these decisions. and it is amazing how much power this white paper gives that inform
to imagine how a young mind will ever recover from an ordeal like this, earlier on cnn, we heard from alicia, herself a kidnapping victim as a teenager who runs a victim support group. here is her advice. >> you have to try to keep things normal. that's what we have to do for this little boy is keep certain things as normal as possible. >> like what? >> things like just basic routines he had done before. his favorite games, his favorite movies, his favorite food. just try to keep an anchor in the before. and really not equate him with this happening to him. this happened to him. it is not who he is. >> the rescue of little ethan was a joint tactical operation involving local authorities right on up to the secretary of defense. joining me now is the cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence to talk about the tactics and the military. and how the military may have helped the police spy on this killer despite him hiding underground, also with us victor blackwell in midland city in alabama watching this unfold. victor, first, let me start with you. the standoff stretched for seven days and ended
's brother flew to istanbul to help turkish police with the investigation. in an interview with cnn last week, it was clear steven, a new york city transit worker, was beginning to fear for the worst. >> along with her missing -- you are hoping that she's okay. wherever she is at. that she's not hurting. that she's not cold. that she's being fed. that she's not consumed with fear. >> reporter: the shocking news of sierra's death devastated her family. who have tried to protect her two sons from news of their mother's disappearance. this murder also comes as a shock to some of the residents of istanbul, a major tourist destination, that bills itself as one of the safest cities in the world. for the time being, turkish police are sifting through the fortifications of this city trying to answer the question, who killed sierra? >> reporting from istanbul. now, remember when britney spears shaved her head all those years ago. she did it as an act of rebellion. now a japanese pop star has shaved all of her hair off. why? as an apology. and many of her fans say she had nothing to be sorry for. cnn e
jesus tip? on that subject, god's not tipping his hand. jeanne moos, cnn. >>> so what have you learned from all this? >> i learned not to be writing on no receipts. >> got to be careful, everything you write out there. thanks very much for watching. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront," a suicide bomber stages a deadly strike on an american embassy and this time the white house quick to label ate terrorist attack. >>> a prosecutor guned down on the way to work. friends say he believed he was in serious danger. was it revenge for doing his job? >>> guns and politics. did joe biden's slip of the tongue just wreck the president's message on guns? let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, american embassy attacked. a suicide bomber struck at a security checkpoint at the american embassy in turkey today and this time the white house immediately labeled it an act of terror. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. however, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the
're getting new information in that i think is obviously relevant here. according to our reporting here at cnn, cnn's fran townsend saying, the suicide bomber that did this attack in turkey was known to american and other intelligence agencies. again, it seems that we have information and aren't always able to act on it in time. is this a sign of a failure on the part of the united states? >> there's no way to know. i think we've got to wait for the investigation to come out. i think one of the other lessons of benghazi is it's a really bad idea to start speculating before you've got the facts. it may turn out that we screwed up on this one, that it was preventible. on the other hand, the good news is he didn't get past the first checkpoint. we weren't able to stop him altogether but we kept him from doing a lot more damage that he wanted to do. >> this person didn't get past the first ring of security. that's how these installations are supposed to be, fortress-like. i spoke to jon huntsman a week after benghazi, let me play what he had to say. i think it's more powerful coming from his mouth
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